Various adjustments to the rules have attempted to limit ISOs, but have never eliminated them. However, when zone defense became legal, ISOS made things much more difficult. The two-man game, pick and roll or pick and pop, has become much more popular than isos, simply because the defense can easily flood the side of the field where the ISO takes place, forcing the star player to go one-on-three or pass the ball. No matter the era, the right distance was a cornerstone of basketball. The challenge with the three-second defensive rule was that the defense no longer had to respect a player who couldn`t shoot from the outside. You could send that defenseman to keep a dominant offensive player like Lebron James. Jordan made an impassioned plea to the competition committee, which had met to consider rule changes to liven up the NBA`s game. Jordan spoke passionately. If teams had been able to play zone defense, he said, he would never have had the career he did. There are two illegal rules of defence. The old defense of the forbidden zone.
The new one limits a zone defender`s ability to stay in color and guard no one. You know your. Great article. Would you like to elaborate on how crimes have changed as a result of the rules? I want to know how the use of high PNR evolved from, say, Stockton to Malone Jazz (Homer bias) by 7 Second Suns. Let`s give Michael the benefit of the doubt and remember that after implementing the changes, he never really expressed his opinion about it. Let`s also remember that Jordan focused exclusively on zone defense, that in today`s NBA, almost no one runs — at least not in its original form. But it can also be seen as a double-edged sword – eliminating illegal defenses has allowed for the creation of other, more complex defense schemes that today`s teams use for most games. Isolation guards were the offensive game of choice. Teams placed all of their players above the three-point arc, allowing for unaided post-player isolation. If a team sent a player to a doubles team, it would leave a player wide open.
Under the illegal defense rule, teams had to respect non-shooter centers like Greg Ostertag as ground spacers. While many fans didn`t like the change at first, it led to faster games, better defense, more points, and a better overall viewing experience. For this reason, the BAA decided to keep the rule when it merged with the National Basketball League to form the NBA in 1949. As the league reintroduced zone defenses to encourage ball movement and passing, the reason was to slow Shaq`s physical dominance. Zone defense gave teams an opportunity to slow O`Neal and other great men, while encouraging higher IQ play at the expense of pace and points. I am a long-time basketball fan with over twenty-five years of experience playing and watching all levels. So I know a lot about their history, the current league and the changes needed to go from the early years to what it is today. Another problem with the rules of illegal defense was that it was difficult to arbitrate.
It was a difficult decision to determine whether a player would cover or commit to a double. Under the old illegal defense rules, you weren`t allowed to overtake a player without the ball, so let`s say you`re protecting Luc Longley and he`s on the weak side at the 3-point line. You see Jordan preparing to catch for one ISO, and you know Longley isn`t going to shoot three. Unfortunately, you can`t leave Luc until Jordan catches the ball or you`ll be whistled for illegal defense, giving the Bulls a technical free throw. With the blatant foul rule, defensive players (Bill Laimbeer hint) no longer have the freedom to hack players who drive to the basket. On the contrary, there were rules to protect players from excessive violence and promote more beauty in the game. The 90s began to implement many rule changes, and physical decline was certainly one of them. Snyder was on a rules committee with other NBA coaches and wouldn`t say if there was a specific rule he wanted to change now.
He said that changing a rule is a comprehensive process and that there are many studies. Thibodeau mastered the new rule of illegal defense by training Kevin Garnett (and later Joakim Noah) to stay in color for 2.9 seconds, get out and then come back. As long as it comes out every 2.9 seconds, it could be in color all day and keep no one. I`ve always thought that ICE defense, when you`re protected, is that you go very high to the ball handler to force him to the touchline/baseline. As effective as the three-point line has become, no change in NBA history has done more for the game than the addition of the shooting clock. Previously, teams could simply hold the ball for as long as they wanted, resulting in long, tedious and boring games. All major sports have changed throughout their history, but few have had as many major rule changes as basketball. It took the NBA a long time to get to where it is today. Still, as the above adjustments show, most of the changes were definitely for the better. Edit 3: Many thanks to /u/thatssometrainshit, who noted that the ICE pick and roll defenses and Thibodeau`s lateral overload system are two different defensive tactics, although they are often used in combination. So I edit the post accordingly. „I think the game is a lot more fun, more open and freer than when I came into the league,” he said.
„Most of the rule changes were such that we could score more points, which made the game more fun with higher scores and a lot more action. It`s more of an offensive game. The bottom line is that using practical defense helps a bit, but lateral movement is still the most critical factor in staying ahead of a player with auxiliary defense. We`ve compiled the top 11 rule changes that changed the NBA landscape at their respective times. At first, the big dominant men found the game too easy and the rules began to minimize their impact.